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“Ruth in the fields of Pharaoh” Oil On Canvas By Sir Edwin Long (1829-1891)


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“Ruth in the fields of Pharaoh” Oil On Canvas By Sir Edwin Long (1829-1891)

Frame Size: Width: 52.50″ x Hight: 62.50″

Frame Thickness: 5.25″

Picture Size: Width: 42″ x 52″


Sir Edwin Long (1829-1891) was a renowned British painter known for his historical and Orientalist artworks. Born in Bath, England, Long displayed exceptional artistic talent from an early age. He received formal training at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, where he honed his skills and developed his distinctive style.

One of Long’s oil paintings on canvas is “Ruth in the Fields of Pharaoh.” This large-scale measures 50×40″ and bears the artist’s signature. The painting portrays a pivotal moment from the biblical story of Ruth, where she accompanies her mother-in-law, Naomi, to the fields of Pharaoh to gather grain.

Long’s meticulous attention to detail and his keen eye for historical accuracy shine through in “Ruth in the Fields of Pharaoh.” The painting transports the viewer to the ancient era of Egypt, capturing the attire, customs, and architectural elements of the time. Long’s thorough research and commitment to authenticity allow the audience to immerse themselves in the biblical narrative, fostering a powerful connection to the story.

                                       “The Guard of the Palace,” painted in 1887 – Fez “Morocco”- By Edwin Longsden

Long was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1870 and an academician (RA) in 1881. His pictures always attracted attention and his Diana or Christ? (1881) greatly enhanced his reputation at the time. His pictures suited the taste and appealed to the religious sentiment of a large portion of the public, and their popularity was increased by a wide circulation of engravings. He consequently determined to exhibit his next pictures in a separate gallery of his own in Bond Street, London and there in 1883, and the following years, his Anno Domini and Zeuxis at Crotona met with great commercial success.

                                                                                The Finding of Moses (1886)

Sir Edwin Long’s artworks can be found in various museums and collections around the world. Some notable institutions that may house his paintings include:

  • Tate Britain, London, UK: The Tate Britain houses an extensive collection of British art, including works from the 16th century to the present day. They may have some artworks by Sir Edwin Long in their collection.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK: The Victoria and Albert Museum is known for its vast collection of art and design from around the world. They may have examples of Sir Edwin Long’s work within their holdings.
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK: The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery boasts a diverse collection of art, including British and European paintings. They may feature some paintings by Sir Edwin Long.
  • Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK: The Manchester Art Gallery houses an extensive collection of artworks spanning various periods and genres. They may have some examples of Sir Edwin Long’s paintings in their collection.
  • Private Collections: Many of Sir Edwin Long’s paintings are held in private collections worldwide. These collections are not accessible to the general public but may occasionally loan artworks for exhibitions or public displays.




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